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Hofstra (Game 2) - Homecoming
Man, with no Thursday matchup, it's a brutally long wait in between games.

Adjustments will, of course, be key in this one, as will the home crowd on Homecoming. It'll be tough to make up the 20-point gap that separated the two squads last time around, but I for one definitely think it's possible.

How do we slow down Hofstra's "Big 3" (Wright-Foreman, Gustys, Pemberton), who combined for 67 points (on 23/32 shooting, .719), 7 threes, and 25 rebounds when we faced them in Hempstead?

With Hofstra having played @ Elon two nights prior, do we take advantage of having fresher legs by pressing a bit? That would seem to be the logical strategy, as using more than some "token zone" against a strong shooting and rebounding team is likely an exercise in futility...A 3-2 zone hurts our rebounding, a 2-3 hurts our perimeter defense, and a 2-1-2 hurts us in both areas.
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(02-07-2018 07:31 PM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  Man, with no Thursday matchup, it's a brutally long wait in between games.

Adjustments will, of course, be key in this one, as will the home crowd on Homecoming. It'll be tough to make up the 20-point gap that separated the two squads last time around, but I for one definitely think it's possible.

We did it with Towson, let's do it again!
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Hofstra put it on Elon tonight. They've really got talented players. Gustys is the big X factor because he does so many things for them. If he would just work on his FT shooting, he'd be awesome because he does everything else including passing of all things. I really hope that he can correct that for his sake because he's really good. And, it's one of the easiest things in the world to be good at too. I'm not sure how to guard that one guy (Foreman)...he's a monster shooter and they have a bunch of them.

Hope that the Hawks play inspired team ball and can play inside out plus knock them down when available! Hawks have to at least stay even on the glass to have a shot and defend like there is no tomorrow.
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Updated standings:

1. Charleston 10-3 (# 74 RPI)
2. Northeastern 9-4 (# 93)
3. W&M 8-5 (# 113)
Hofstra 8-5 (# 100)
5. Towson 7-6 (# 117)
6. Elon 6-7 (# 131)
7. Drexel 5-8 (# 220)
8. UNCW 4-8 (# 286)
9. Delaware 4-9 (# 238)
10. JMU 3-9 (# 290)
02-09-2018 09:16 AM
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Hopefully, Trask can rattle Hofstra a bit as well as pump our guys up. Needless to say we need to get back to the defense were playing prior to last week. WINGS UP
02-09-2018 09:40 AM
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With Elon dropping of late, a top 6 spot is a very real possibility for us.

Best case scenario would be where we end up the 6 and Northeastern the 3.

Gotta have the Hofstra game to pull that off.
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If you win at Drexel and JMU and 1 out of 3 hosting good teams, or win 1 away and 2 at home, you'll be 3-3 to finish 7-11. If you finish 7-11 with a win at Drexel to sweep them, Drexel would need to win 3 out of their other 4 to finish ahead of you at 8-10, and Drexel's next three are at Charleston, Northeastern, and Hofstra. If you finish 7-11 with a win over Elon to sweep them, they could get to 8-10 with wins hosting JMU and at Delaware. I think you'll need 8-10 to get a top 6 seed.
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The Flying Dutchmen are -3.5 favorites tonight. That seems low, but UNCW has the best home court advantage in the CAA by a mile so who knows? Vegas may have this line reversed next year as the teams will even up more with Gustys graduating.
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Over/under is 160.5. I would have thought that they would have been favored by more than 3.5.

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(02-10-2018 11:01 AM)Proff Wrote:  Over/under is 160.5. I would have thought that they would have been favored by more than 3.5.

I'm not surprised. I think we've been a good bet in home games this year. I wonder what our record against the spread is in Trask.
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(02-10-2018 09:50 AM)billthebighawksfan Wrote:  The Flying Dutchmen are -3.5 favorites tonight. That seems low, but UNCW has the best home court advantage in the CAA by a mile so who knows? Vegas may have this line reversed next year as the teams will even up more with Gustys graduating.

I don't think there has been a CAA player recently that I can't wait for them to graduate more so than Gustys. That guy has been a thorn in our side even on Keatts' Championship teams.
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Alum Brandon Beane will be getting honored oncourt tonight for his work as Bills GM.
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Cacok isn’t starting due to the tech against NU.

Starters:

Talley
Taylor
Estime
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Hofstra is the only team in CAA play that dominated us and won by a pretty good margin. It would be nice to show we can keep it close and maybe win. Cacok had got to find a way to produce. They are the one team he has struggled against as a player.

I'd love to see us run the high pick and roll him to the basket against Gustys. I think he could produce there. Back to the basket Gustys is immovable and has the height to bother his shot. He needs to score with movement.
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(02-10-2018 06:25 PM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  Alum Brandon Beane will be getting honored oncourt tonight for his work as Bills GM.

Someone post a pic for me!

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Smart, smart move to put Talley at the FT line against the zone. The ability to hit the jumper from there is key, as we saw against William and Mary.
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Refs letting them play inside. I like it. Talley and Fornes both have 2 fouls though. But IMO they were legitimate.
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Balanced scoring from the Seahawks so far is beneficial for us. We're more efficient as a team and forces Hofstra to guard everyone instead of keying in on 1-2 players.
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Is Bryan the most improved player? I think so. He has a legitimate jump shot now.
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(02-10-2018 07:31 PM)CG_Hawk06 Wrote:  Balanced scoring from the Seahawks so far is beneficial for us. We're more efficient as a team and forces Hofstra to guard everyone instead of keying in on 1-2 players.

Yep, great movement on offense.
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